I have previously tried Gordon Ramsay’s Big Caesar Salad Recipe, so I was interested to see that there was a low-fat caesar salad recipe in his Healthy Appetite cookbook. I rated his last recipe 7.75/10, so I was keen to see whether his Devilled Caesar Salad with Parma ham would get the same rating.
Parma ham, Olive oil, Ciabatta, Baby gem, Marinated fresh anchovy fillets, Parmesan, Garlic, Salted anchovy fillets, Paprika, Worcestershire sauce, Natural yogurt 7/10
Level of difficulty
The recipe isn’t difficult, but does require frying the parma ham and toasting the ciabatta 7/10
Time taken to prepare
The recipe doesn’t take long to prepare, but it takes about 10-15 minutes to make the dressing, fry the ham and ciabatta 7/10
The dressing was low-fat and used natural yogurt as a base. There was a little to much garlic in the dressing for me, so I would probably use a little less. The parma ham is quite salty, which overpowered the salad a bit. Using less ham would give a better balance. I haven’t used fresh anchovy fillets in a salad before and they weren’t as strong as I thought they might be 7/10
As a lower-fat caesar salad, this was pleasant and if you rebalance the parma ham and garlic, then overall it’s a tasty salad. The portion isn’t particularly large, so this is definitely a side salad 7/10